Posted by Lilly from ? (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 2:17PM :
In Reply to: Afghanistan...Iraq, same story.. posted by Stella from 12-248-23-42.client.attbi.com (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 1:00PM :
& each man gets his own share of the oil money...
The problem is that after deposing Saddam, whoever has the most men & military toys on his religion's side is going to be strongest, & all pacts will be forgotten. There will be a Saddam II, & civil wars to keep him there. The people of Iraq are not able to fight a second tyrannt right now. So, a few strong factions will be fighting each other making the rest of the population's lives miserable... just like those warlords in Afghanistan.
& then there's the cost of all that damage...
Afghanistan & Iraq will become like Columbia, w/ US trained militant groups fighting groups of armed insurgents. War on drugs, war on terror - same thing, slightly different excuses...
My Columbian friend hates both the paramilitary troops & the leftist guerrillas. All the fighting & kidnapping makes life incredibly miserable for the rest of the population.
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